Qatar Gets Region’s First CyberKnife M6 Robotic Radiosurgery System

The region’s first CyberKnife M6 FIM Suite was officially opened on 1 December 2015 in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the National Center for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR).

CyberKnife Suite at NCCCR Hamad Qatar HMC QATAR DOHACyberKnife is a state-of-the-art, revolutionary treatment technology for cancer – effectively a compact radiotherapy linear accelerator mounted on a computer-controlled robot that can move in three dimensions around the patient. It is able to treat tumors anywhere in the body more accurately than any other treatment machine so that higher doses can be delivered with less effect on surrounding tissue.

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The CyberKnife M6 FIM system at the NCCCR is the first in the region and one of the few worldwide to be equipped with the M6 Incise™ Multileaf Collimator – tiny computer controlled leaves that allow for precise radiation beam shaping, further increasing the ability to target the dose distribution closely to the tumor and spare normal tissue.